CASE Programme


Looking for a PhD which gives you the opportunity to work with an industry partner?

Our CASE studentships will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with industry, undertaking an industry placement and benefiting from an industrial supervisor as part of your supervisory team.

You will benefit from joining the BBSRC DTP community of over 220 postgraduate researchers, partaking in a broad range of training opportunities including the annual DTP conference.

You can explore the projects on offer using the table below - click on the titles to read more about the project, and on the supervisor's name to contact them for more information. You can apply for up to three CASE projects, as well as making an application to the DTP's standard scheme using our online form - you only need to submit one form for all of your project selections.


2023 CASE Projects - currently recruiting
 DTP Research Area Lead SupervisorSchool  PartnerProject title 
Agriculture and Food Security Surbhi Grewal  Biosciences RAGT Seeds Ltd Exploiting wheat-wild relative introgression lines and synthetics for resistance to viral diseases under climate change
Agriculture and Food Security John Brameld  Biosciences AB Agri/ AB Vista The impacts of carbohydrate and protein interactions in novel feed ingredients on amino acid digestibility
Agriculture and Food Security Klaus Winzer Life Sciences NetZeroNitrogen Ltd Optimising plant symbiotic bacteria through quorum-sensing and engineering biology approaches for delivery of climate-smart, sustainable nitrogen fertilizer for agriculture
Biotechnology  Ellis O'Neill  Chemistry  Bactobio A chemistry-first approach to uncovering novel natural products from a proprietary strain collection of rare and unexplored bacteria
Biotechnology Ying Zhang  Life Sciences Freeland Horticulture Ltd Precious metal biorecovery using microbial factory
Biotechnology Markus Owen Mathematical Sciences Phenotypeca Ltd  Machine Learning for predicting yeast phenotype from genotype for biotech applications 
Biotechnology Professor Kevin Gough SVMS  ADAS Biotechnology  The development of bacteriophage as bionanoparticles for gene therapy 
Biotechnology Professor Matt Loose Life Sciences Oxford Nanopore Technologies Structural and copy number variation analysis using adaptive long read sequencing
Biotechnology Dr Gabriel Castrillo Biosciences Syngenta Group To seal or not to seal. Characterization of root sealing regulatory mechanisms in plant colonised by microbes
Biotechnology Professor Ian Fisk Biosciences New Food Innovation – AB Mauri ideation subcontractor Precision Sprouting Technology for Grains and Pulses with Targeted Nutrition and Quality Traits
Biosciences for Health Dr Nicholas Hannan  Medicine Manchester BIOGEL Understanding Mechanisms Driving Lung Disease Caused by Environmental Particulate Matter
Agriculture and Food Security Dr Qian Yang Biosciences Unilever Exploring the association between temperature and sweetness perception and the role of different composition on sweetness perception
Biosciences for Health  Professor David M Heery   Pharmacy Diamond Light Source Chromatin Regulator KAT6B and its Role in gene expression and DNA binding
 Biotechnology Professor Thorsten Allers  Life Sciences Oxford Nanopore Technologies Optimising translocation of Hel308 helicase for improved nanopore DNA sequencing 





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